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Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

Posted By Elliot Chang On April 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In global warming,Reader Submitted Content,Water Issues | No Comments

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This infographic [1] by Vouchercloud [2] details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans [3]. The greatest influence on the current increase in ocean volume is not the melting of ice caps, but the increase in ocean temperature. With over 50% of the world’s population living in coastal areas the Red Cross estimates that inland communities will be set to receive 200 million environmental refugees [4] by 2050. Read on for a closer look.

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Via Vouchercloud [2]


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